Source: Emergency WA

Time of issue: 03:25 PM
Date of issue: 14 January 2022

A bushfire WATCH AND ACT is in place for people travelling along CARNARVON/MULLEWA ROAD between NORTH WEST COASTAL HIGHWAY and GASCOYNE JUNCTION TOWNSITE (not including GASCOYNE JUNCTION TOWNSITE), KENNEDY RANGE NATIONAL PARK and DOORAWARRAH, JIMBA JIMBA, MARDATHUNA, PIMBEE, WINDERIE AND YALBALGO STATIONS in the SHIRES OF CARNARVON AND UPPER GASCOYNE.

The alert level for this fire has been upgraded due to a breakout of fire to the north west.

There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing.

WHAT TO DO

If you are not prepared or you plan to leave, leave now if the way is clear. The safest route to leave is via the Carnarvon/Mullewa Road east of Gascoyne Junction, North West Coastal Highway north or south of Carnarvon/Mullewa Road.

If you are well prepared and plan to actively defend your home, make final preparations now.

If you plan to stay and actively defend, do not rely on mains water pressure as it may be affected. You need to have access to an independent water supply, and start patrolling your property to put out spot fires.

Keep doors and windows closed and turn off evaporative air conditioners, but keep water running through the system if possible.

If you are not at home, do not try to return as conditions in the area could be very dangerous.

DFES Bushfires